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As it happened: England defeat New Zealand to win the Cricket World Cup 2019 title

England vs New Zealand. Photograph: AFP

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 14, 2019, 12.43 PM (IST)

Jul 15, 2019, 02.27 AM

Congratulations to England on their historic win. 

It's time to say goodbye!

The World Cup tournament has ended but it has given plenty of memories...


Jul 15, 2019, 12.50 AM

Here's is the entire tournament in facts and numbers:

  • Man of the Cricket World Cup 2019 final Match - Ben Stokes
  • Player of the tournament - Kane Williamson
  • Highest individual score by David Warner (166)
  • Most runs scored in the tournament by Rohit Sharma (648) 
  • Rohit also scored the most number of boundaries in the tournament (67)
  • Best batting average by Shakib al Hasan (86.5)
  • Most half-centuries - Shakib (5 fifties in 8 innings)
  • Fastest fifty by Alex Carey. He scored the half-century in 25 deliveries against India 
  • Eoin Morgan scored the fastest century. He smashed the ton in 57 deliveries against Afghanistan 
  • Morgan struck most sixes in the tournament (22)
  • Most centuries - Rohit Sharma (5)
  • Most wickets by Mitchell Starc (27) 
  • Highest innings score by England (397/6) 
  • Largest margin of defeat suffered by Afghanistan
  • New Zealand had the best win percentage - 75 per cent.
  • 714 is the most runs scored in one match between Australia and Bangladesh
  • Total sixes smashed in the tournament - 359 
  • Total wickets taken in the tournament - 675
  • Best bowling figure bu Shaheen Shah Afridi - 6/35
  • Best bowling economy by Angelo Mathews - 3.00
  • Most wins by a team in the tournament - Australia (7)
  • Most losses by a team in the tournament - Afghanistan (9)
  • Jasprit Bumrah bowled the most number of maiden overs
  • Jofra Archer bowled dot balls (372)

Jul 15, 2019, 12.00 AM

That's the moment... That's the historic moment!!!

England defeated New Zealand to win the Cricket World Cup 2019 title. 

The match was tied and went in the super over, the super over also tied and England won the title on the verge of scoring more boundaries in the match. 

New Zealand posted 241 for a loss of eight wickets against England in World Cup final. 

Eoin Morgan's side were fuelled by three wickets each from Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes on a green-tinged pitch in cloudy conditions that aided the pace bowlers at Lord's. 

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had elected to bat first, but his gamble backfired, with only Henry Nicholls (55) reaching a half-century for the 2015 World Cup runners-up in their 50 overs. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.52 PM

Jofra Archer is taking the run-up. 

This young fella has to give everything he got to inspire his team towards victory. 

Martin Guptill and James Neesham are at the crease. 

They need 16 runs to win the title.

What a moment in cricket history!!!


Jul 14, 2019, 11.47 PM

England scored 15 runs in the super over and now New Zealand need 16 to win the World Cup title. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.46 PM

England will bat first. 

Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes came in to bat. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.32 PM

50th Over

Trent Boult's final over. 

What an eventful over it was. 

Sixer, an overthrow and what not. 

2 needed off the last ball but New Zealand managed to run out Mark Wood and they failed to take a double. 

14 runs came in this over which means game tied and it goes into the super over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.27 PM

49th Over

9 runs off second last over of the match. 

James Neesham has been stunning in this match. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.23 PM

48.6 | Wicket!

James Neesham struck again... he took Jofra Archer's wicket.

Neesham to Archer, bowled. 

He departed without even scoring a single run. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.20 PM

48.3 | Wicket!

Liam Plunkett out.

He scored 10 runs off 10 balls. 

James Neesham to Plunkett, he tried to hit big but gave an easy catch to Trent Boult. 

Next batsman is Jofra Archer. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.17 PM

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Perfect final... 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.15 PM

48th Over

Trent Boult's 9th over. 

10 runs off this over. 

England are 24 runs away from the title, they need to score the runs in 12 balls. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.12 PM

47th Over

Lockie Ferguson's final over. 

His bowling figure for the match is 10-0-50-3. 

He gave 5 runs in this over and took a wicket also. 

England need 34 runs in 18 balls, it's getting tensed. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.07 PM

46.1 | Wicket!

Chris Woakes out. 

Lockie Ferguson to Woakes, caught out by Tom Latham. 

Woakes scored 2 runs.

Next batsman is Liam Plunkett. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.05 PM

46th Over

7 runs off Neesham's 6th over of the match. 

England now require 39 runs in 24 balls to win the title. 


Jul 14, 2019, 11.01 PM

45th Over

Brilliant over by Lockie Ferguson.

He got the breakthrough as he took Buttler's wicket and gave 7 runs. 

Now, England need 46 runs in 30 balls. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.59 PM

44.5 | Wicket!

Jos Buttler out.

He departed after scoring 59 runs. 

Lockie Ferguson to Buttler, caught out by Tim Southee (sub). 

Next batsman is Chris Woakes. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.54 PM

44th Over

6 runs off this over. It's Trent Boult's 8th over. 

England need 53 runs in 36 balls. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.53 PM

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Both the batsmen completed their half-centuries. A crucial partnership in a pressure situation. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.50 PM

43rd Over

Ferguson's 8th over of the match. 

6 runs off this over. 

England need 59 runs in 42 balls. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.44 PM

42nd Over

James Neesham comes back into the attack. 

4 runs off this over. 

England need 65 runs off 48 balls. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.39 PM

41st Over

Lockie Ferguson bowled his 7th over. 

3 runs off this over.

England need 69 runs off 54 balls. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.34 PM

40th Over

Matt Henry's last over. His bowling figure for the match is 10-2-40-1. 

He gave 8 runs in the final over. 

10 more overs to go, 60 balls and England need 72 runs to win the title. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.29 PM

39th Over

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6 runs off Lockie Ferguson's 6th over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.28 PM

38th Over

James Neesham comes back into the attack. 

7 runs scored in this over.

This is Neesham's 4th over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.26 PM

37th Over

Lockie Ferguson comes back into that attack.

6 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.18 PM

36th Over

Matt Henry's penultimate over. 

2 runs off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.15 PM

35th Over

4 singles off Santner's third over. 

The current run rate is 3.99 and required is 6.99. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.08 PM

34th Over

Matt Henry comes back into the attack. 

8 runs from this over. 

Good running between the wickets by these two batsmen. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.06 PM

33rd Over

Mitchell Santner's second over. 

Three runs added here to England's score. 


Jul 14, 2019, 10.05 PM

32nd Over

7 runs off Trent Boult's 7th over of this game. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.55 PM

31st Over

Spinner Mitchell Santner comes into the attack.

4 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.54 PM

30th Over

The score is 115/4. 

Pacer Trent Boult comes back into the attack. 

4 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.49 PM

29th Over

Colin de Grandhomme's last over of the match. His bowling figure ended with 10-2-25-1. 

In the final over, he gave 5 runs. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.45 PM

28th Over

Stokes dispatched the third ball of the over for a boundary. 

Total 8 runs off Neesham's 3rd over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.39 PM

27th Over

This is Colin de Grandhomme's penultimate over. 

Brilliant bowling so far. 

It's a maiden over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.38 PM

26th Over

5 runs from this over.

This is Neesham's second over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.34 PM

25th Over

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4 runs off Colin de Grandhomme's 8th over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.30 PM

24th Over

Another good over by New Zealand.

It's James Neesham's first over of this match. He took a wicket and gave 3 runs. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.26 PM

23.1 | Wicket!

Eoin Morgan out!

This game has become interesting now...

James Neesham to Morgan, caught out by Lockie Ferguson.

What a catch... brilliant effort by Ferguson here... took the catch or may be the match as well. 

Morgan scored 9 runs off 22 balls. 

Next batsman is Jos Buttler. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.05 PM

19th Over

Colin de Grandhomme continues his spell from the other end. 

Three runs off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.04 PM

18th Over

3 runs off Lockie Ferguson's second over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 09.03 PM

17th Over

Colin de Grandhomme's fourth over.

He took a crucial wicket and gave just 1 run. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.51 PM

16.3 | Wicket!

Joe Root out... Colin de Grandhomme got a massive wicket at this stage of this intriguing match. 

Grandhomme to Root, caught behind. 

He scored 7 runs off 30 balls. 

Next batsman is Eoin Morgan. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.48 PM

16th Over

Lockie Ferguson comes into the attack. 

3 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.47 PM

15th Over

Colin de Grandhomme's 3rd over. 

5 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.44 PM

14th Over

Two boundaries from Bairstow's bat have released some pressure off the batsmen. 

Total 9 runs from this over. 

Matt Henry's 7th over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.40 PM

13th Over

Three singles in this over. 

Colin de Grandhomme's second over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.39 PM

12th Over

Matt Henry's 6th over.

And it's a maiden again.

Three consecutive maidens. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.29 PM

11th Over

Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack. He has replaced Trent Boult. 

Another maiden. Two back-to-back maidens. 

There was a chance of caught and bowled but Grandhomme missed it. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.27 PM

10th Over

It's a maiden by Matt Henry.

First maiden over in this match. 

The opening Powerplay was balanced as England have lost a crucial wicket but they have managed to score runs as well. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.26 PM

9th Over

Boult's 5th over of the match. 

He gave 5 runs in this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.20 PM

8th Over

Just 1 runs off Matt Henry's fourth over. 

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Brilliant over by Henry. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.18 PM

7th Over

Trent Boult's fourth over. 

He is in search of a breakthrough. 

5 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.13 PM

6th Over

Much-needed over delivered by Matt Henry. 

He gave 4 runs and took a crucial wicket. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.12 PM

5.4 | Wicket!

Matt Henry got a major breakthrough. 

He took Jason Roy's wicket.

Roy scored 17 runs. 

Henry to Roy, caught out by Tom Latham. 

Next batsman is Joe Root. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.09 PM

5th Over

Trent Boult's 3rd over. 

8 runs off this over. Two beautiful boundaries by Jonny Bairstow. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.03 PM

4th Over

Matt Henry's second over. 

4 runs from this over. 

Henry is serving well with the new ball. 


Jul 14, 2019, 08.00 PM

3rd Over

Boult's second over.

Good bowling!!!

7 runs off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.59 PM

2nd Over

Matt Henry is bowling from the other hand. 

4 runs from this over as Roy smashed the last ball of the over for a boundary with a help of a straight drive. 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.57 PM

1st Over

Massive scare on the first ball of the innings. 

Trent Boult appealed for Jason Roy's dismissal but the lbw call was rejected by the on-field umpire. 

New Zealand reviewed it and it was umpire's call as it was just touching the leg stump. 

1 run in this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.44 PM

Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are at the crease to start the chase and Trent Boult has launched the bowling attack. 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.41 PM

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Can New Zealand defend this score?

Next 50 overs will give a new cricket champion. 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.24 PM

Innings break:

New Zealand posted 241 for a loss of eight wickets against England in World Cup final. 

Eoin Morgan's side were fuelled by three wickets each from Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes on a green-tinged pitch in cloudy conditions that aided the pace bowlers at Lord's.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had elected to bat first, but his gamble backfired, with only Henry Nicholls (55) reaching a half-century for the 2015 World Cup runners-up in their 50 overs. 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.23 PM

50th Over

Jofra Archer bowled the final over of the match. 

His bowling figure of the match ended with 10-0-42-1. 

In the final over, he gave 3 runs and took a wicket also. 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.12 PM

49.3 | Wicket!

Matt Henry out...

Jofra Archer to Henry, bowled.

He scored 4 runs. 

Next batsman is Trent Boult. 

 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.07 PM

49th Over

Chris Woakes' 9th over of the match. 

He took a wicket and gave 13 runs. 

Last 6 balls to go...


Jul 14, 2019, 07.05 PM

48.3 | Wicket!

Tom Latham out.

He scored 47 runs off 56 balls. 

Chris Woakes to Latham, caught out by James Vince. 

Easy catch by Vince at the mid-off. 

Nex batsman is Matt Henry. 


Jul 14, 2019, 07.02 PM

48th Over

It's Jofra Archer's second last over. 

5 singles from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.57 PM

47th Over

Chris Woakes comes back into the attack. 

He took a wicket and gave 6 runs. 

Just 3 more overs to go...


Jul 14, 2019, 06.56 PM

46.5 | Wicket!

Colin de Grandhomme out.

Chris Woakes to Grandhomme, caught out by James Vince. Vince is not in the playing XI but he is there as a substitute. 

Grandhomme scored 16 runs off 28 balls. 

Next batsman is Mitchell Santner. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.51 PM

46th Over

Just 3 runs off Jofra Archer's 8th over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.50 PM

45th Over

Latham dispatched the 4th ball of the over for a giant six. 

Mark Wood's last final over. 

Total 7 runs came in this over. 

His bowling figure for this match is 10-1-49-1. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.46 PM

44th Over

Jofra Archer's 7th over. 

8 runs off this over. 

Three wides and two leg byes. 

In this over, New Zealand crossed the 200-run mark. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.44 PM

43rd Over

Mark Wood comes back into the attack. 

It's his 9th over. 

10 runs off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.32 PM

42nd Over

Jofra Archer comes back into the attack. 

It's his 6th over. 

5 runs off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.30 PM

41st Over

Liam Plunkett's last over. Fantastic bowling by this fella in today's game. 

Just 2 runs in this over. 

His bowling figure for this match is 10-0-42-3. Good stuff!!!


Jul 14, 2019, 06.27 PM

40th Over

Just 10 more overs left. The score is 179/5 and run rate is 4.4. 

It was Mark Wood's 8th over and he gave 6 runs in this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.18 PM

39th Over

Liam Plunkett's penultimate over.

He took a wicket and gave 8 runs. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.17 PM

38.6 | Wicket!

Plunkett, hero of today's match, strikes again. 

Plunkett to James Neesham, caught out by Joe Root. 

Neesham scored 19 runs off 25 balls. 

Next batsman is Colin de Grandhomme. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.15 PM

38th Over

Mark Wood's 7th over. 

6 runs off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.14 PM

37th Over

Liam Plunkett comes back into the attack. It's his 8th over. 

One boundary by Tom Latham on the fourth ball of the over. 

Total 6 runs in this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.11 PM

36th Over

A good over by Mark Wood. 

Just 1 run off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 06.01 PM

35th Over

After a long time, a good over for New Zealand.

11 runs off this over. 

Two boundaries from James Neesham's bat on the fourth and fifth ball of the over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.58 PM

34th Over

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It's a maiden by Mark Wood. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.53 PM

33.1 | Wicket!

Ross Taylor out. Massive wicket for England...

Mark Wood to Taylor, lbw out. 

He scored 15 runs off 31 balls. 

Next batsman is James Neesham. 

ONE SECOND!!!

The replays shows it was not out... umpiring howler in the final match... This wicket will hurt Kiwis the most. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.49 PM

33rd Over

Ben Stokes second over

7 runs off this over. 

The current run rate is 4.37 and going with the same rpo, the projected score is 214 runs. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.45 PM

32nd Over

After the drinks break Adil Rashid continues his spell. 

It's his 8th over. 

Four singles off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.38 PM

31st Over

Ben Stokes comes into the attack. He is bowling at Plunkett's place. 

Four runs off this over. 

It's time for drinks break. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.36 PM

30th Over

The score 126/3. 

Adil Rashid's seventh over. 

Three singles in this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.31 PM

29th Over

Liam Plunkett's seventh over. 

Just 1 run from this over. 

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Brilliant bowling skills by Plunkett in the middle over. He has been impressive so far in the match. He is keeping a check on the run flow. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.28 PM

28th Over

Four singles off Adil Rashid's 6th over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.27 PM

27th Over

Another brilliant over by Liam Plunkett. 

He took a key wicket and gave four runs in this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.25 PM

26.5 | Wicket!

Liam Plunkett strikes twice...

He took two crucial wickets. First Williamson and now he saw off Henry Nicholls. 

Nicholls was looking good at the moment. This wicket will hurt the Black Caps. 

Plunkett to Nicholls, bowled. He departed after scoring 55 runs off 77 balls. 

Next batsman is Tom Latham. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.20 PM

26th Over

It's Adil Rashid's 5th over. 

5 runs from here. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.19 PM

Fifty up for Henry Nicholls!

Fantastic knock by this fella in this pressure game. 

Probably his best half-century so far in his career but the job is not done yet. He must continue the momentum. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.15 PM

25th Over

Liam Plunkett's 5th over.

Just one run from this over. Plunkett's length has been commendable so far this game. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.14 PM

24th Over

It's Adil Rashid's fourth over. 

5 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.08 PM

23rd Over

Good over by Liam Plunkett. He got a prized scalp and gave just 1 run. 


Jul 14, 2019, 05.06 PM

22.4 | Wicket!

Big wicket for England!

Kane Williamson out. He departed after scoring 30 runs off 53 balls. 

Liam Plunkett to Williamson, caught behind. 

The on-field umpire rejected it and Morgan reviewed it and it turned out to be a correct decision. 

Slight spike on the ultra edge meant Williamson has to go back. 

Next batsman is Ross Taylor. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.59 PM

22nd Over

Four singles in Adil Rashid's 3rd over. 

Henry Nicholls has been impressive so far in this match. He has soaked in the pressure with ease after Martin Guptill's wicket. 

New Zealand also crossed 100-run mark. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.57 PM

21st Over

Mark Wood's 4th over. 

Total 7 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.56 PM

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The partnership between Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson is very crucial for New Zealand at this moment. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.53 PM

20th Over

Adil Rashid's 7th over. 

7 runs from this over. Williamson smashed the first ball of the over for a boundary. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.48 PM

19th Over

Mark Wood's 3rd over. 

7 runs off this over. 

England are desperate for wickets to break this partnership. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.44 PM

18th Over

Spinner Adil Rashid comes into the attack. 

7 runs off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.42 PM

17th Over

Good over by Mark Wood. 

Just two runs off this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.35 PM

16th Over

Henry Nicholls is displaying some batting skills here. He hit a stunning on the first ball of the over. 

Apart from the boundary, he took a single also. Total 5 runs from here. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.26 PM

15th Over

Pacer Mark Wood comes into the attack at Chris Woakes' place. 

8 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.23 PM

14th Over

Henry Nicholls dispatched the last ball of the over for a boundary. 

Total 8 runs from Plunkett's second over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.20 PM

13th Over

Chris Woakes's 7th over. It will his last over here as Morgan will save the three remaining overs for later. 

Just one run off this over and that tooo was an extra. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.14 PM

12th Over

Liam Plunkett comes into the attack. 

6 runs from this over. 

Good running between the wickets by these two batsman. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.08 PM

11th Over

7 runs from this over. 

On the 3rd ball of the over, Henry Nicholls got a chance and he smashed it for a boundary. 

Two singles and the first ball was wide. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.04 PM

10th Over

2 runs from this over.

The first Powerplay was balanced as New Zealand have scored some runs and England managed to take a wicket also. 

The score is 33/1. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.01 PM

9th Over

Just one run from Chris Woakes' 5th over.

The pacers are getting plenty of bounce from the pitch. 


Jul 14, 2019, 04.00 PM

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Some advantages you get of being the hosts and the best of all is crowd support. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.56 PM

8th Over

Jofra Archer's 4th over. 

One run from this one. 

Archer vs Williamson duel is getting interesting here. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.53 PM

7th Over

Breakthrough over by Chris Woakes. 

He took a crucial wicket of Martin Guptill and gave just 1 run. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.47 PM

6.2 | Wicket!

Martin Guptill out.

He departed after scoring 19 runs off 18 balls. 

Chris Woakes to Guptill, lbw out. On-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena raised his finger but Guptill went upstairs three reds on the screen meant he has to walk back to the pavilion and New Zealand lost their review also. 

Next batsman is the backbone of New Zealand's batting unit, the skipper himself, Kane Williamson. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.41 PM

6th Over

A better over by Archer than his previous one. 

4 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.39 PM

5th Over

Chris Woakes has picked a good length and he delivered a tight over. Just two singles from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.36 PM

4th Over

Big over for New Zealand as they scored 12 runs in this over. 

Guptill smashed one sixer and one boundary as well. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.35 PM

3rd Over

2 runs from this over. 

England almost took a wicket, the on-field raised his finger on Woakes' appeal for the wicket of Henry Nicholls.

He decided to review it and got a life...

The ball tracking showed that the ball would have gone over the stumps. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.29 PM

2nd Over

Jofra Archer is bowling from the other end. He gave 3 runs in this over. 

There was also a huge caught behind appeal by Archer for Martin Guptill. Archer started celebrating also but the on-field umpire rejected it. 

Eoin Morgan did not consider to go upstairs. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.23 PM

1st Over

The first ball of the over was wide and New Zealand's account opened with an extra ball. 

Martin Guptill dispatched the fifth ball of the over for a boundary.

5 runs from this over. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.15 PM

New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls are at the crease and England pacer Chris Woakes launched the bowling attack. 


Jul 14, 2019, 03.12 PM

Both the teams are out on the field to sing their national anthems. 

The stage is set... teams are ready... it's time to create history at the historic ground!


Jul 14, 2019, 02.47 PM

Toss:

New Zealand win the toss and opted to bat first against England in the final match of Cricket World Cup final. 

Playing XI: 

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood 

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson  


Jul 14, 2019, 02.36 PM

Toss delayed:

Due to overnight rain, the toss has been delayed by 15 minutes. 

It means, the toss will happen at 2:45pm IST and the match will start at 3:15pm IST. 


Jul 14, 2019, 02.31 PM

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The match will start at 3:00pm IST. 


Jul 14, 2019, 02.21 PM

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July 15 is kept as a reserve day for today's match. 


Jul 14, 2019, 01.36 PM

Ahead of the match, captains said:

Eoin Morgan: "New Zealand are an extremely tough side, with a lot of experience, a lot of skill. They were the best side in the group stage and they improved, very similar to us, from the group stage to the semi-final performance.

"We are striving to improve on our performance. No doubt they (also) will." 

Kane Williamson: "I think England rightly so deserve to be favourites. Coming into this tournament from the start, they were favourites and they've been playing really good cricket," a relaxed-looking Williamson told a news conference when asked if his side were underdogs.

"Whatever dog we are, it's just important that we focus on the cricket that we want to play and we have seen over the years that anybody can beat anybody regardless of breed of dog."


Jul 14, 2019, 01.26 PM

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While many members of the home side were not even born when England made the last of three losing appearances in a World Cup final in 1992, the Black Caps have the experience of their heavy defeat by co-hosts Australia in the climax of the 2015 edition in Melbourne to call on. 


Jul 14, 2019, 01.20 PM

Conditions:

Early morning showers are forecasted but for the rest of the day, the weather for today's match at Lord's is expected to be dry. Low clouds will gradually clear to give some sunny spells in afternoon and evening. 

After winning the toss, the captain would look to bat first considering the 'scoreboard pressure' factor in a big game and the recent results at Lord's. 


Jul 14, 2019, 01.15 PM

Head-to-head:

England and New Zealand have faced each other nine times in the World Cup history. New Zealand won five times and England four contests. 

Overall, in One-Day Internationals, England and New Zealand have faced each other 90 times thus far. England won 41 matches and New Zealand won 43 clashes. 

Playing in England, the host nation has an edge over the Black Caps as they have won 17 matches and New Zealand won 12. 


Jul 14, 2019, 01.01 PM

Squads:

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood


Jul 14, 2019, 01.00 PM

Preview: 

Lord's Cricket Ground will witness a first-time winner, a country that has never lifted the coveted ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

After 45 days with 10 best teams competing in a league format, it has come down to the final between England and New Zealand. 

England, the hosts, took 27 years to reach in the final of the marquee tournament. Having failed on three occasions - in 1979, 1987 and 1992, this English side displayed a new brand of cricket.

Under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, England team believes in being aggressive, taking the bowlers to cleaners, scoring highest possible total and producing nasty bouncers with commendable pace.

The Kane Williamson-led side knows how to turn the tables and believes in the philosophy of disciplined fielding and running between the wickets if they cannot open their arms.
The responsibility with the bat is shared by Williamson and Ross Taylor, while the bowling unit is controlled by Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry and Trent Boult.


Jul 14, 2019, 12.57 PM

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